Does your Christian confidence need a boost? These who I am in Christ bible verses will strengthen your identity in Christ and help you find purpose in daily life.
Do you ever ask, “Who am I?”
“Who am I?” is a question we often ask subconsciously. Maybe after stealing a glance in the mirror, this question stops you dead in your tracks.
It’s even more challenging when the world tells you that who you are is found in your accomplishments, popularity, looks, or other superficial things.
But when all that is peeled away, when I am sitting alone, who am I, really?
We find the true answer to our identity in Christ.
God defines my true identity
People in the Bible struggled with this concept, as well.
Moses asked God “Who am I?” when commissioned by Him for a great purpose. “But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt’” (Exodus 3:11)?
God affirms who Moses is by stating His own name. He reassures Moses that He is with him, which gives Moses a new identity, a new purpose, and a new confidence.
“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ And he said, ‘Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you’’” (Exodus 3:14). Later Moses explained to the people that the Christ would come. “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen” (Deuteronomy 18:15).
In the same way, if I am insecure or unsure of who I am based on the world’s standards, there is no need to fear. Romans 8:37-39 states, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Our true identity is outlined for us in God’s Word – let’s see what it has to say about who I am in Christ!
How do I know if I am in Christ?
First of all, you might be wondering if you are actually in Christ. Do you really belong to Him? You need to be able to say, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
The bible instructs us exactly how to be saved, so we can be assured we are in Christ. Galatians 3:27 says, “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” If you truly want to know whether you are a Christian as explained in the Bible, please read How to Be Saved According to the Bible.
Then, once you are confident in your salvation, commit to study your bible regularly. As you understand the Scriptures, you will become more grounded in your identity as a Christian. Here are some articles to help you develop your bible study:
- When You Aren’t Motivated to Read the Bible
- 10 Ways to Grow Spiritually as a Mom (when you barely have time to shower)
- How to Grow Spiritually When You Don’t Feel Close to God
- One Simple Tip to Improve the Way You Study the Bible
To get started learning about your identity as a Christian, enjoy the “in Christ” verses below!
20 Who I Am in Christ Bible Verses & Attributes
I will forever find the answer to who I am, in Christ. These attributes are found in the following “who I am in Christ” Scriptures. Try copying down your favorite who I am in Christ affirmations and taping them to your mirror. Remember how much power and love you have at your fingertips as a child of God.
1. I am reconciled.
For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross…– Colossians 1:19–20
In Christ, you are reconciled back to Him! You are no longer an enemy or stranger, but a dearly loved child of His.
2. I am redeemed.
…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.– Romans 3:23-24
In Christ, there is no more shame over our past sins and regrets. We have been fully redeemed, washed, justified and our conscience is clear thanks to Jesus. Our past does not define us.
3. I am loved.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.– 1 John 3:1
In Christ, I am loved more than I can ever imagine. I am His dearly loved child.
4. I am enriched.
I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in Him (in Christ) in all speech and all knowledge.– 1 Corinthians 1:4-5
In Christ, He informs the way we live our lives and we are always the better for it.
5. I am like Christ.
Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.– 1 John 2:6
When we are in Christ, we exemplify this by walking (living) the way He did. We walk the talk!
6. I am safe.
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!– Psalm 34:7-8
Ultimately, nothing on earth has power over us because we belong to God. This gives us an ultimate sense of safety.
7. I am free from sin.
You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.– 1 John 3:5-6
In Christ, sin no longer has power over me. I am free from its bondage and am empowered to live in His holiness.
8. I am alive.
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions…– Romans 6:10–12
We have gone from death to life in Christ – we are spiritually alive and we have eternal life!
9. I am faithful.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.– Ephesians 1:1-2
In Christ, I am empowered to be faithful to God until death and to follow in His teachings.
10. I am sanctified.
Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.– 1 Corinthians 1:1-3
As Christians, we are called “saints” because we are sanctified, or set apart, from the world. This is not because of our own righteousness, but because of His righteousness.
11. I am able to boast.
God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”– 1 Corinthians 1:28–31
In Christ, we no longer boast in ourselves and our worldly accomplishments. Instead, we boast in all Christ has done for us!
12. I am blessed.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.– Ephesians 1:3-4
In Christ, I have every spiritual blessing! No blessings I accumulate on earth can even compare. No matter what happens to me, I am blessed beyond my wildest imaginings.
13. I am unified.
In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth…– Ephesians 1:7-10
We are complete, whole, and unified with Him again when we are in Christ.
14. I am rich.
In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.– Ephesians 1:11
It doesn’t matter what physical possessions I obtain in this life. In Christ, I am rich! I have hope of heaven and inheritance with the Son!
15. I am hopeful.
…So that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of His glory.– Ephesians 1:12
In Christ, I have hope that never fades. No matter what happens in this life, I have a promise of eternal life waiting for me.
16. I am a friend.
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.– John 15:15
17. I am strong.
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.– Philippians 4:12-13
What a high honor it is to be called a friend of the King of Kings!
18. I am a new creation.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.– 2 Corinthians 5:17
In Christ, I am not defined by my old self of sin. I am a brand new person, pure in His sight!
19. I am chosen.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.– Ephesians 1:3-4
God had you in mind all along. You are special and chosen by Him.
20. I am His child.
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.– Galatians 3:26
I have a Father who always understands and is always there for me. I am His dearly loved child.
Who I Am in Christ in Ephesians Printable PDF
You might benefit from a deeper “Who I am in Christ” PDF bible study on your own or with friends. It’s also a great study for a bible class at church!
For your convenience, I have created a PDF printable outline for you to use. It focuses on the 13 “in Christ” verses in the book of Ephesians. I hope it blesses you.
Do you have any other “Who I am in Christ” bible verses to add to this list? What helps you cement your identity as a Christian?